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What are the qualities and technical specifications of a good macro lens? I need a Macro lens (micro for nikon) to shoot insects (for scientific researches) and other small objects. These are the information I need to know:

  • Ideal focal lens (e.g. 85mm):
  • Ideal magnification ratio
  • Ideal Aperture:
  • Others, if there are other qualities that should be considered.

Any specific brand and model (nikon compatible) recommendations are welcomed. Thanks!

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marked as duplicate by Jez'r 570, dpollitt, AJ Henderson, Paul Cezanne, ElendilTheTall May 10 '13 at 10:50

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

I think this answers your question: What are the different focal lengths of macro lenses and their advantages? – John Cavan May 10 '13 at 2:48
I haven't voted to close yet, since that will close it, but if you think the above questions don't contain the answer you need, please refine this question to cover what is missing. – John Cavan May 10 '13 at 2:53
thanks, i'll look at the answer first and see if it captures my question, if not, i'll revise my question. – Jez'r 570 May 10 '13 at 2:56
This link has some answers:… – user19311 May 10 '13 at 3:41